How to train for time trials
Riding a great time trial isn’t as simple as just riding hard from start to finish. Strategy, pacing, and your position on the bike all play a part. Watch the following short video (05:12) from the Global Cycling Network (GCN) about the best way to train for your first, second, or latest time trial.
How to train for time trials?
What have I learned?
Specificity rules when it comes to time trialling. Training for a time trial is very different than training for a road race or criterium. The emphasis is on endurance, rather than sprinting at top speed for short periods of time against several competitors.
You’ll also need to train on your time trial bike in your aero position. This familiarity will pay off. It’s all about getting good at riding fast on a bike that’s vastly different to your regular road bike.